Despite Denmark’s cultural marriage to coffee, as a tea loving traveller in the country’s capital city you won’t be short of options to explore and enjoy your affinities. Copenhagen gives you a glimpse into what a greener, kinder future might look like – with endless options for conscious eaters, doers and seers to engage with and be inspired by. It sends you home on a cultural high.
With a mix of black and white framed photos, 30s furniture and a collection of tea that will make your senses swell, this cosy spot is a lovely place to stop in for a cup of tea and a scone as you wander around.
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On the main drag of Christiania’s ‘pusher street’ is the aptly named food trailer Sunshine Bakery. It’s been around since the 70s and sells locally baked super affordable cakes, like my all-time favourite deliciously Danish drømmekage (dream cake) and traditionally made amazingly delicious freshly brewed chai tea. Bring your reusable mug to enjoy their creations with zero impact on the planet.
As the oldest cinema in Denmark, Vester Vov Vov offers a unique selection of artsy documentaries and independent films from local and international creatives. With antique furniture and a stunning selection of beers, teas and coffees from around the world, this is a far cry from your usual multiplex cinemas at home, offering you a truly unique place to enjoy and embrace.
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One of the city’s oldest shops, opened back in 1835, happens to also be a tea shop. One which offers a sophisticated selection of teas from all over the world. The interior has remained pretty much untouched, allowing you to step back in time with tea in mind.
If you’re looking to add a little art piece to your tea tasting paraphernalia, get yourself a truly locally made souvenir by Danish ceramists, father and son team, Aage and Kasper Würtz. You can find their ceramics in Copenhagen at this lovely little shop called H. Skjalmp which is filled to the brim with locally handcrafted Danish creations.
TEA INFUSED COCKTAILS
There’s a funky bar by the name of Fugu (Freddy’s Unique Garden Union), which offers innovative blends of tea and coffee infused cocktails, like their ‘legendary’ Passionate Iced Tea that change seasonally to include classics and Fugu specialities. There’s a beautiful garden located in its centre, creating a relaxed and intimate space to sip their cleverly created cocktails.
STAY GREEN WITH GULDSMEDEN
Stay in one of these beautiful family owned eco-friendly hotels which are both aesthetically astute and credibly conscious, offering a luxurious yet down to earth experience with both you and the planet in mind. Their restaurants offer organic, seasonal menus while their rooftop spas provide a cosy and unique place to retreat and relax after a long day. Each room is equipped with a SMEG kettle so you can enjoy a hot cup of organic tea as often as you like. All the Guldsmeden Hotels have received the ‘Golden Ø’ and Green Globe certifications.
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